Astronomers identify oldest known asteroid family
The main belt contains vast numbers of
NEOShield-2 Agent Germany Activities
By Frank Koch, NEOShield-2 Agent in Germany In July 2017 Frank Koch held several events in front of different audiences about the threat of Near-Earth-Objects (NEOs) and potential counter fights studied within the NEOShield-2 project. The main event was a session within the space camp in Berlin organized by FEZ Berlin. During one week, young people from all over Germany studied different space topics, had practical experiences and lessons from astronauts and experts about space
NEOShield-2 Agent Denmark – Asteroid Day 2017
Overview of this year’s Asteroid Day Events in Denmark, supported by the NEOShield-2 project
Written by Jordi S. Forteza, NEOShield-2 outreach agent. Reviewed by Dr. Morten Bo Madsen (Niels Bohr Institute) & Dr. Line Drube (NEOShield-2 & German Aerospace Center – DLR) & Tina Ibsen (Head of Science & Outreach, Tycho Brahe Planetarium).
Special thanks to SNU (“Selskabet for Naturlærens Udbredelse”), the Danish Association for the Advancement of Natural Sciences, founded by H.C. Ørsted
NEOShield-2 Agent on Board the Queen Mary 2 Cruise Ship
By John Maclean FRAS – NEOShield-2 Agent in the United Kingdom, Exeter Observatory At the beginning of the year I undertook a lecturing trip on the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner, visiting Australia, Borneo, Vietnam and China. In my role as a Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) speaker, I delivered a series of talks to the guests on the ship.